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BP Oil Spill: Seafood Industry Dealing with the Unknown

May 13, 2010 – As the massive oil slick approaches Louisiana’s ecologically sensitive coast, fishermen, restaurant owners, and seafood dealers are certain the catastrophe will squeeze the state’s staple industries.

On Sunday, federal officials shut down fishing for at least 10 days from the Mississippi River to the Florida Panhandle because of the uncontrolled gusher spewing massive amounts of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Among the variables still unknown are how much longer it will take BP to stop the flow of oil from the site of last month’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, how successful the attempts of keeping oily water out of seafood habitat will be, and how the oil will affect the reproduction of oysters, shrimp, crabs, and finfish.

The oil slick continues to threaten marshes and bayous east of the Mississippi River in Plaquemines and St. Bernard parishes – one of Louisiana’s most abundant oyster producing areas, as well as a source of shrimp and crabs.

Do I have an Oil Spill Lawsuit?

The Environmental Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus exclusively on the representation of plaintiffs in environmental catastrophe lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation throughout the Gulf Coast and currently accepting new oil spill cases in all affected states.

If you or somebody you know has suffered an economic loss related to your Gulf Coast business or coastal property, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an oil spill lawsuit and we can help.  We are currently accepting cases and/or claims in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida.

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